The Trial of Tony Blair


Robert Lindsay as Tony Blair

BBC America presented this film on Sunday, but James and I just watched it tonight. I don't know how to get a copy to anyone, but if you have a friend who has DVR-ed it, ask them to see it. The premise:

The year is 2010, and Blair is giving his last ministerial broadcast, having finally handed over the reins of power to his deputy, Gordon Brown. On the other side of the Atlantic, President Hillary Clinton is campaigning for her second term at the White House, and former President Bush is in rehab.


To compound his problems, the International Criminal Court is looking to bring War Crimes charges against the former UK and U.S. leaders – and now that Blair isn’t Prime Minister, he no longer has Diplomatic Immunity from prosecution.

I looked at Google News to see who had written about it in the U.S,, and came up with very few items from this country. It's interesting to me that the New York Times never mentioned it. Perhaps it hits a little too close to home, and they fear some of their reporters might have to testify in such a trial.

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Published on June 20, 2007 12:21 AM.

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